Republican Leaders Urge Socially Distancing…From Donald Trump

Monday, January 11, 2021
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." Samuel Johnson April 7, 1775 (photo: Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images)

Many Republican politicians and TV and radio pundits who had previously denied the existence of the Trumpdemic, now admit that it really exists, and that this virus has caused the deaths of thousands of American citizens and others. They are urging their followers to stay as far away as possible from Donald Trump and his family. The politicians are also promoting the wearing of masks in public in order to avoid being recognized.


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said, “We need to wash our hands as thoroughly as we can and as often as possible in order to eliminate all traces of our previous statements that exposure to Donald Trump was good for our health.”


On December 15, 2020, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), speaking on the Senate floor, said, “It would take far more than one speech to catalog all the major wins the Trump administration has helped deliver for the American people. The outsider who swore he would shake up Washington and lead our country to new accomplishments both at home and abroad proceeded to do exactly that.” When AllGov reporter Sidney Finster read back this quote to McConnell, McConnell chuckled and stated, “I was just being nice. I didn’t mean it.”


Tucker Carlson of Fox News commented to Finster that “Everything President Trump did before January 6 was perfect. When he said the plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic governor of Michigan, was maybe not a bad thing, well, so what? On the sixth he just went a little too far when he told his supporters to go to the Capitol and not forget that ‘You will never take back our country with weakness…Fight like hell!’”


Like Graham and McConnell, Carlson has said that the Trumpdemic virus is dangerous, but it won’t hurt Republicans if everyone engages in social distancing, wears masks and washes their hands.

-David Wallechinsky



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